18:10 Bangor-on-Dee Mon 19 August 2019

Scheduled
  • Rachel Jones Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 1f 77y,
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£4,614.002nd£1,355.003rd£677.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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1
612-1OR: 107

Won Hereford 2m handicap hurdle in November. May have needed the run on first start back form summer break when weakened on chasing bow at Stratford last month. Second but ultimately well held at Newton Abbot three weeks ago.

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2
811-12OR: 104

Won two handicap hurdles in spring 2018 then absent over a year prior to two runs back over timber recently, shaping with promise. Makes chasing bow here for yard who are 0-27 overall at this venue.

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3
811-12OR: 104CD

Won two hurdles back in 2016. Poor chasing debut at Worcester last month but did much better two weeks later when fourth at Southwell recently off 1lb higher mark. Not without a chance if building on that.

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4
511-11OR: 103

Trainer 1-8 here over fences. Remains a maiden after eight tries in bumpers and hurdles, looking very one paced on a number of occasions. Chasing debut here and hopes rest on him taking well to these larger obstacles.

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5
1111-7OR: 99

Hasn't won under Rules since Haydock handicap hurdle in March 2013. Fared pretty well though in two novice handicap chases of late finishing second on both occasions. Raised 2lb and despite advanced age is not out of it.

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6
811-2OR: 94

Some promise in four starts over hurdles although latest fourth in Southwell seller didn't set the world alight. Makes chasing debut here with first-time hood applied. Yard had recent winner on the Flat following quiet spell.

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7
410-4OR: 95

Shown very little in six starts so far, the first three being in France. Returned from wind surgery prior to poor run on Stratford chasing bow recently and it would take a big leap of faith to support him based on that effort.

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Pinot Noirp1,t136
510-1OR: 79

Beaten out of sight all three starts so far over timber and fences will have to prompt an amazing transformation if he is to land the spoils here. Wears first time tongue-tie and cheekpieces.

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9
1010-0OR: 77

Just 2-55 all told, only hurdles win coming at Thurles in heavy ground in January 2016. Not disgraced at modest level in three starts over fences so far and was close third at Southwell last time. Runs from 1lb out of the handicap.

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10
910-0OR: 76

38-race maiden who had two attempts over fences in 2016 and ran with some promise, finishing second at Downpatrick. Clearly very hard to win with and unlikely to break the sequence from 2lb wrong at the weights.

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Last Year's Winner

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King Muro811-910/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan

Betting

Forecast

Red Inca (4/1), Admiral's Sunset (9/2), Dragon Khan (5/1), Sue Be It (6/1), Dexcite (7/1), Bagan (9/1), Lord De La Mine (10/1), Royal Road (10/1), Pinot Noir (16/1), Hes Our Robin (25/1)

Verdict

All ten runners have questions to answer and top weight ADMIRAL'S SUNSET is a very tentative selection having run a fair race last time at Newton Abbot. Veteran Red Inca is not out of it after running surprisingly well over fences recently, and Dexcite improved on his first attempt over fences when fourth at Southwell last time. Sue Be It wouldn't have to be special to figure on her chasing bow, while Bagan is open to some improvement as he switches to this discipline, and Dragon Khan has already showed a little ability in this sphere at a low level..
  1. Admiral's Sunset
  2. Dexcite
  3. Bagan
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F: 111

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F: 11

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